UNIOSUN graduates first batch of PhD students and awards first 45 classes – The Sun Nigeria


By Lateef Dada, Osogbo

The management of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) revealed on Monday that its first batch of doctoral students will graduate alongside 2,033 students in the 11th convocation scheduled for September 21.

The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Clement Adebooye revealed this during a press conference announcing the 11th convocation at the main Osogbo campus.

He revealed that 5 PhD students and 45 students who made the first class would be awarded while former Chairman of Oodua Group of Companies, Dr. Segun Aina and Managing Director of BOVAS Oil and Gas, Dr. Victoria Samson would receive honorary degrees for their contributions to society.

He said a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, will deliver the convening lecture titled: Sustaining a Productive University System in the 21st Century in Nigeria: Key Debate Elements.

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“This university is producing the first set of Doctor of Philosophy, PhD degree holders. I am pleased to inform you that a total number of 2033 graduates will receive first degrees in the colleges of the University. Of these numbers, 45 first-class degrees (with honours) will be awarded to students who have separated themselves from the pack academically.

“In addition, 561 graduates will receive Upper Second Class (Honours) degrees, 1012 have obtained Lower Second Class (Honours) degrees, 279 have obtained Third Class (Honours) degrees, while 01 graduate will receive the Diploma of Achievement,” the VC added. .

Prof Adebooye also revealed that the university’s teaching assistant program where first-class graduates are engaged until they complete their masters and doctorate is still ongoing.

Speaking on efforts to instill discipline in students, the VC revealed that six students from the university have been suspended for their involvement in the cult.

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